Accession Number:

AD1159379

Title:

Report on the Absorption of Chlorine Lithium Hydroxide

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Formal Report]

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1940-01-17

Pagination or Media Count:

22

Abstract:

The results of this report have shown that lithium hydroxide, the present carbon dioxide absorber on submarines, can be used effectively for removing chlorine gas resulting from salting of the storage batteries. The simplest method for removing the chlorine, although not the most effective, is to follow the instructions issued by the Bureau of Construction and Repair for removing carbon dioxide with the above material. Slight modifications are necessary the most important is that moisture in some form must be present. This is true of its use by any method since it is the monohydrate form that is the most reactive. While this method will remove the greater portion of the chlorine, it will not in any reasonable time reduce the concentration to a point where it is safe for personnel. This is about 1 part per million.

Descriptors:

Subject Categories:

  • Energy Storage
  • Inorganic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]